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Wisdom and Ignorance

327 aphorisms  ·  9 comments

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Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Strong words are required for weak principles.

[aphorist] Doug Horton, in [category] Science and Religion and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (337 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.

[aphorist] Elbert Hubbard, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (65 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

[aphorist] Victor Hugo, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (29 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Truth springs from argument amongst friends.

[aphorist] David Hume, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (43 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is that little voice at the end of the day that says: "I'll try again tomorrow."

[aphorist] Anne Hunninghake, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (57 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Experience is not what happens to you. It's what you do with what happens to you.

[aphorist] Aldous Huxley, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (89 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.

[aphorist] Saul Bellow, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (377 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997  · 

It's better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you're stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

[aphorist] Rami Belson, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (393 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

[aphorist] Hector Berlioz, in [category] Life and Death and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (176 ratings)  ·  submitted 1998

He who spends his time reading aphorisms of another to have one of his own, has no time or brains to have any of his own.

[aphorist] M. Bernheisel, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (148 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (267 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

You can observe a lot by watching.

[aphorist] Yogi Berra, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (406 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.

[aphorist] Ambrose Bierce, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (218 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

The world is governed more by appearance than realities, so it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (212 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Muslim proverb), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (302 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Use soft words and hard arguments.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Success and Failure and [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (204 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (205 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When an ordinary man attains knowledge, he is a sage; when a sage attains knowledge, he is an ordinary man.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Zen saying), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (251 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wise men make proverbs; fools repeat them.

[aphorist] Unknown, in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·  **-- Fair (240 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.

[aphorist] Unknown, (Greek proverb), in [category] Wisdom and Ignorance

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